Laid to rest at the Field of Honour


Born: 7th July 1897, Norwood, Surrey.

Died: 23rd March 1916; age: 20; of Phthisis, at the East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich.

Residence: 20, Elm Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey.

Enlistment Location: Kensington, Middlesex.

Date of Entry Therein: 2nd September 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4109.

Regiment: London Regiment, 13th Princess Louisa’s Kensington Battalion, ‘B’ Compy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   138, Clifton Road, Croydon, Surrey.


John was 4 years old and living with his father & siblings.

Daniel Munns, 44, a Brickmaker, born Northolt, London.

Emily Munns, 19, a General Domestic Servant, born Shepherd’s Bush, London.

Alice Maude Munns, 14, born Shepherd’s Bush.

George James Munns, 11, born Shepherd’s Bush.

Charles William Munns, 8, born Shepherd’s Bush.

Annie Louisa Munns, 6, born Shepherd’s Bush.

Caroline Munns, 6 months, born Norwood – died 1901, Croydon, Surrey.


On the 1901 census, John’s mother Mary Ann Munns (nee Hill), 35, was a patient at Fisherton House, Fisherton Anger, Wiltshire.


John’s mother, Mary Ann Munns, died 1912, Surrey.


John attended Telferscot Road School, Lambeth, until the 25th July 1906. His father Daniel Munns registered John. Their home address: 166, Heath Road, Lambeth.


John’s medals were sent to his sister, Mrs Alice Burgess, of 52, Pridham Road, East, Thornton Heath, Surrey.


Soldiers’ Effects un-issued.

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